At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships held in Kazan, Russia, Daiya Seto (Waseda University Swim Club, School of Sport Sciences, 3rd Year) reached the final of the men’s 400m individual medley and won gold medal with a personal best time of 4 minutes 8.50 seconds. Having also won gold at Barcelona in 2013, Seto became the first Japanese to achieve victory in successive world championships.
Winning this gold medal earned him a ticket to his first ever Olympics and a place on Japan’s 2016 Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro.
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final: 4 minutes 8.50 seconds, 1st Place, Gold Medal
(Photos: Waseda Sports Press)